Local MP Greg Clark visited year 12 students at Mascalls Academy on 18th May 2018 to hear about their progress as part of the The Scholars Programme – a prestigious national scheme which gives school pupils an opportunity to experience university-style learning. The programme is run by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning charity whose aim is to increase the number of students from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities.
Greg Clark said:
“It was great to visit Mascalls Academy today, and meet pupils taking part in The Scholars Programme. I was very impressed at how they engaged with such a complex and challenging academic topic. I wish the pupils the very best for the future, and I encourage more schools to give their pupils the chance to benefit from this programme.”
Principal Wayne Barnett said:
“As one of the highest performing non-selective schools in Kent, I am delighted that Mascalls Academy, in collaboration with Leigh Aspire (a character enrichment programme, organised through Leigh Academies Trust) has been linked to The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme. The programme has given our students a true sense of academic achievement, and the confidence to secure a place at a highly-selective university.”
MP Greg Clark pictured (right), with the year 12 students who participated in The Scholars Programme Honor Chivers, Christopher Stanlake, Elspeth Smith, Emma Lymath, Deanna Russell and Lucas Phillips.